KEMPER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Mississippi Power reached a new milestone Wednesday at its Kemper County plant - electricity is now being generated in the facility's second gasifier.
"This is a substantial step forward for the project," said Mississippi Power Chairman, President and CEO Anthony L. Wilson. "We are now closer to integrating all of the systems at the facility to deliver on our mission to provide clean, reliable energy for our customers. I cannot be happier with this step in the process."
The company announced earlier this month it was completing maintenance on the first gasifier at the plant, which followed six weeks of successful syngas production including generation of the plant's first electricity using syngas. That gasifier began generating electricity on October 12.
Mississippi Power leaders expect the plant to be placed in service by the end of the year.